‘Gravity’ – SR Underground Ep. 112

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The Screen Rant editorial team is back with episode one-hundred twelve of the Screen Rant Underground podcast.

Join host Ben Kendrick, fellow SR editors Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw, as we review Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, discuss a reboot of ReBoot, as well as new Avengers: Age of Ultron details, and our visit to the set of Thor: The Dark World.

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Screen Rant Underground: Episode 112 - Gravity

We review Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, discuss a reboot of ReBoot, as well as new Avengers: Age of Ultron details, and our visit to the set of Thor: The Dark World.

[0:00] News: ‘ReBoot’ Cartoon Series Being Rebooted, ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Set Visit Report, ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Is Set Two Years After ‘The Avengers’Samuel L. Jackson Confirms Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, and more.

[1:00:15] Rants and Raves: The Hangover, Part 3, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Avengers Assemble, Sleepy Hollow, Masters of Sex, Prisoners, and S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 2.

[1:31:41] Review: Gravity (read our Gravity review).

[1:44:57] Gravity SPOILERS Discussion.

[2:16:27] Twitter Handles and Contact Information.

[2:17:50] Game Rant News Brief: Play GTA 5 with the Screen Rant editors (see below)!

Hosts: Ben Kendrick, Rob Keyes, Anthony Ocasio, and Kofi Outlaw.



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Next Week: TBD

Last Week’s Official Box Office Battle Reader Winner (Rush and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 opening): Sal reports that Adel won with a score of 12.

Previous Week’s Reader Winner (Prisoners opening). Sal reports that The Jones took the win with a score of 12!

Opening in theaters this week (Wide):

  • Captain Phillips – 3,000
  • Machete Kills – 2,300
  • Romeo & Juliet – 450

Opening this Week in Theaters (Limited):

  • N/A

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  1. Is Anthony really that serious about ReBoot? I was almost expecting another Project X type argument

  2. Box Office Battle:
    1. Captain Phelps
    2. Gravity
    3. Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs
    4. Machete Kills
    5. Runner Runner
    10. Baggage Claim

  3. Disney/Marvel buys Nemesis and introduces him in Avengers 2. Played by Michael Fassbender!!! But in all seriousness, I’d love to see Kick-Ass as a member of the Avengers. And by the conclusion of Kick-Ass 2 he could replace Iron Man!

  4. And I proudly join Kofi’s crusade against these complainers and party ninjas.

  5. Captain Philips
    Machete kills
    Cloudy meatball 2
    Runner runner
    Insidious 2

  6. Yes! I loved EMH! I watched the first few episodes of Avengers Assemble and I just couldn’t stick with it. It’s true, the magic just isn’t there.

    Sleepy Hollow is my favorite new show of the year. They make the crazy work and the chemistry between Ichabod and Abby really carry the show.

    The second episode of AoS almost killed me. The raft! The stupid, stupid raft. I always give a show a four episode test. It’s got a long way to go to keep me.

    I saw Gravity in IMAX 3D and it was amazing! Did you see in the shot of her in the fetal position the tube thingy that was positioned exactly like an umbilical cord? Big symbolism of rebirth there. I expect lots of Oscar nominations and wins!

    Also, anyone else watch Space Camp as a kid? Randomly remembered that movie after seeing Gravity.

  7. Gravity was great!

    And yes, Shield episode #2 sucked. What I like about Marvel is they’re going to keep pumping them out. A bold choice to be sure…… A lot of other big film companies would already be slinking away with their tail between their legs.

    I also like that I can criticize Marvel on Screen Rant without being physically threatened by fellow commenters. Unlike that OTHER big super hero franchise company.

    Here’s the problem Marvel is facing: These super hero/comic book properties were conceived originally to entertain 7-9 year old boys. Then these same young boys grew up and they have a sentimental attachment for this world, and they want to watch these characters in an adult movie. This is a big problem.

    How do you entertain adults with these movies, AND still make the kids happy?

    Adults want to see complex characters, witty dialog, and twisty surprising plots. Seven year old boys want to see guys in colorful outfits beating the s*** out of each other.

    So far Marvel has struck a good balance between these two poles…….. But Agents of Shield has failed at this.

    • @ Heustis

      “I also like that I can criticize Marvel on Screen Rant without being physically threatened by fellow commenters. Unlike that OTHER big super hero franchise company.”

      I remember your comment and the extremly ignorant reply. It was very immature. I guess that OTHER big super hero franchise company is like some religions, you say something bad about them and their followers threaten you with extreme violence. You just keep on commenting like you are bro because you are not alone in your opinions.

  8. Wow Anthony went HAM on everyone who talked smack about Reboot. My god. It was brilliant

    • Yeah, Ant really asserted himself this episode.

  9. How dare you bring up Thundercats(2011) ben, that show was great and like Symbiotic Titan, got shafted by Cartoon Network.
    I mean Will Friedle Lion-O, whats not to like?

  10. I think the best way to reboot ReBoot is by introducing evolution. The particular computer they’re part of evolved in to the world we are in now with Megabite having evolved in to Gigabite and Bob becoming something (stupid) like Firewall

  11. RE: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

    I can’t remember who said it, but someone made the comment that they didn’t think the show was going to last very long. I respectfully disagree here – I think that ABC/Disney is going to give Marvel a longer leash than many critics will, especially if they keep bringing in the demo they’re targeting. With the amount of box office success Marvel Studios has enjoyed, I believe they’re going to get the time it takes to work through growing pains.

    While I would agree that there is room for improvement, I don’t have nearly the same amount of issues with the show that most seem to have. I’m willing to give it a chance to see where it goes and let the characters develop a bit more before passing harsher judgment.

  12. In the end Ant brought up the biggest point while ReBoot will see big changes: it was indeed ahead of its time back then, there was nothing like it. Today, though, there is absolutely nothing special about a CGI show or even a show that is set in a computer (Tron Uprising, anyone?). They will have to revamp it a lot to attract even a fraction of the audience that they had back then. Having said that, I watched a couple of episodes of ReBoot back in the day and it didn’t grab me at all. All I saw was dead-eyed mannequins with terribly wooden animations that left me completely uncaring. In fact I’m surprised that there are hardcore fans for that show. Sorry, Ant.

    Sleepy Hollow is my favourite new show. So, far it has the right mix between drama, creepiness and humor. I love it, and that it was renewed for a 2nd season already is great!

    Gravity was awesome. The effects were perfect. If it weren’t for a couple of gimmicky shots (e.g.: the camera moving through the helmet glass) I would have forgotton competely that I wasn’t actually in space. The 3D really helped in this movie, and so did the realistic audio. Seeing all the completely silent destruction was really eerie. What I didn’t like was that Bullock’s character was a bit too helpless sometimes, almost like a space intern. Also, that shot with her floating in a fetus like position was lingering for too long. It got weirder and weirder with each passing second. All in all a very special 4 out of 5. Almost but not quite perfect.


    By the time she ran out of air and CO2 was building up in her suit she was suffering from hypoxia. One of the dangerous aspects of that condition is that it can cause a feeling of elation and carelessness. Her whole ability to make sound decisions was going out the window by then. That’s why Kowalski kept reminding her to go for the airlock, otherwise she would have just happily staid where she was and died. That’s why you shouldn’t be bothered by that scene, but rather be happy that it was so realistic. ;)


    Her head wouldn’t explode in the vacuum. The depiction of what the vacuum does to the human body is very wrong in most movies. There would be some swelling, because of gases in the blood expanding and there is a danger of embolism, and perhaps even some blood vessels close to the skin’s surface might have popped here and there, but otherwise she would have been fine if she was only exposed for a limited time. She would have had to competely breath out before the hatch opened, though, otherwise the expanding air from her lungs could have caused some serious internal damage. Also, people don’t freeze instantly in a vacuum, as it was depicted in Mission to Mars, because the vacuum doesn’t provide a medium for the body heat to dissipate. It’s like being in a thermos flask.

  13. “I can’t fight with you logically, let me use examples.”

    HAHAHAA…Anthony was hilarious! Talk about throwing gas on the fire :)

    And at one point he went Hulk on everyone…”Don’t make Anthony HULK ANGRY!!!!”

    I wanna hear more about Anthony’s feelings toward Andy from Toy Story because he is apparently appauled at how Andy treats his toys.

    • +1
      This podcast made me laugh quite a bit. Sometimes most of the topics don’t even interest me, it’s just their chemistry and views that keep me coming back. Great podcast guys!

      I remember ReBoot from when I was little but I’m not sure I watched it. I really can’t remember much about it lol but if the reboot looks cool, I’ll prob check it out.

      Nice to know I have the same feelings about SHIELD. I don’t think I’ll be tuning in anymore but if I hear the series picks up later on, I’ll suck it up and push through the first few episodes.

      Sleepy Hollow has to be my favorite new show on TV (Haven’t seen enough of The Originals though so not sure if I’ll like that more). While the writing isn’t out of this world or a game changer, it’s still great, intriguing and really fun to watch the characters interact. I’m really happy they have small comedic moments without overdoing it too.

  14. Box office battle
    2 Captain Phillips
    3 cloudy 2
    4. Machete kills
    5. Prisoners
    10. The family

  15. Alfonso Cuaron needs to write and direct a Metroid movie.

    • +1

      • +100

  16. Great podcast, but it gets a bit annoying when everyone is constantly getting interrupted.

  17. ReBoot did not end that way!!! (yes I used three) because when you see the ending you will understand. Look up season 4

    • What was the cliffhanger?

      • Old Enzo and regular Bob run into the principal office as they are running down the hall bars come down on the doorways the screen cuts to Megabyte talking about how he has taken over principal office. You can see young enzo being held by the robot with null head then cuts to the pop up screens showing its being broadcasted to Mainframe with everyone listening then Megabyte says hes out for revenge and the hunt is on.

  18. Let’s get some Prisoners discussion going!

  19. Agents of SHIELD ep 3, Graviton shows up

  20. #1 Gravity
    #2 Captain Phillips
    #3 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
    #4 Machete Kills
    #5 Prisoners
    #10 Romeo & Juliet

  21. I don’t think I ever watched reboot, but you guys spent a ridiculous amount of time talking about it! not that i’m hating… I like to hear your varied passionate opinions on random subjects, and that conversation was pretty enjoyable.

    Avengers assemble is pretty horrible, I understand wanting it to more align with the movie universe, but its an example of how terrible kids animated shows have gotten. One major gripe I have with it is that Hulk is always Hulk, WTF why doesn’t he turn back into Banner? The way he just eats all the time, and breaks doors, and feuds with Thor is just pathetic and pandering. Now theres a spin-off show for Hulk and the Agents of Smash? This is everything I feared when Disney bought Marvel! I don’t know the how animated marvel universe works now, but Wolverine and the X-men wasn’t too bad but it got cancelled, I want a new X-men series! When I was young there were quality animated shows that every now and then I still watch today! (90′s X-Men & Spiderman, the Batman & Superman Animated series) It seems to me like modern cartoons are just garbage and I also feel bad for kids nowadays. One of the few good ones was Star Wars the Clone Wars, but now that Disney already cancelled that in favor of a new series to better align with that new movie universe. Yet to see how that works out but I fear switching from cartoon network to Disney XE will greatly downgrade the quality. I never watched EMH, but i’ve heard it was pretty good, especially when compared to Avengers Assemble. Ill work my way thru my netflix queue to get to it someday…

    I liked Gravity, but i’m not sure its a 5 star. I love space movies and I really liked the detail and special effects of everything, but I think there are more interesting stories to be told about space and space exploration. It succeeds with flying colors in showcasing how 3D can be used masterfully (quite subtle most of the time, but occasionally s*** gets real with debris flying at you/collisions) but overall I found the story to be kind of lacking. For me, when Clooney’s character goes to retrieve the dead astronaut’s body, I instantly thought 1, why would you waste the jet pack on that? 2, why would you waste time to do that? your partner is running out of o2? you need to get to safety and conserve everything you can! 3, that extra o2/jet pack would have come in handy when trying to get to ISS!! But then again if he did the smart thing and survived, then there wouldn’t be problems for Dr stone to overcome by herself, no lone journey for survival… which is actually the point of the movie, but in the end I’m not entirely satisfied with her character’s journey or her will to live, or lack there-of, and I guess that is my major problem with it. In the end, I think it was your basic survival-thriller movie, set in a visually stunning environment. In a way its very similar to Life of Pi, a story about a lone (or almost lone) survivor done in visually stunning 3D. However where Life of Pi excels with a really good with a deep story that left you thinking and interpreting it more and more, Gravity is a somewhat empty story. Both are visually stunning films, and if they are any indication of the future of film making, that future is very bright!

    I think there are better stories to be told, and would like to see more believable sci-fi space exploration movies in the line of Mission to Mars, but with more of the visual perfection of Gravity. When you guys mentioned Europa report a few months back I was really intrigued, but was never able to find a theater playing it (despite living near LA…) Movies like that are best on big screen, but I really need to just rent it from i-tunes pronto, get my fix in for that genre then maybe I wouldn’t be so down on Gravity…

  22. Kofi,

    In the podcast you mention how well they make use of slow motion movement with the characters which makes it so terrifying because space junk is flying at them at approx 20,000MPH while they move in slow motion. But it makes it so much more terrifying that these astronauts are technically moving through space at thousands of miles per hour themselves. Orbital speed is generally ~5 miles per second. I think if they we to give the viewer context as to how fast these astronauts are actually moving the audience would have been even more taken back. But because of zero gravity and because space is a vaccuum we see them just appear to be floating. So cool.

    • Now that would awesome.

  23. 1)Captain Philips
    3)Machete kills
    4)Cloudy meatball 2
    5)Runner runner
    10)The Family

    I loved i am a huge Alfonso Cuaron, but i avoided D box…

  24. Box-office pick:
    1. Gravity
    2. Captain Phillips
    3. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
    4. Runner Runner
    5. Machete Kills
    10. Insidious Chapter 2

  25. Ben, you said my name correctly the first time. Every time you say my name on the Podcast someone always tries to correct you. It’s like the singer except it’s a boys name and I’m older than her by more than a week. So really, she was named after me!

    Gravity was sublime! It’s very pleasant to see an original movie (no remake, adaptation or reboot) perform so well on the Box-Office. Just like Inception. I saw it in IMAX 3D and trust me Rob, AVX is nothing compared to a true IMAX Experience. Really, the AVX screens in Canada are just another excuse to charge more for tickets. And the seats are so uncomfortable! I was expecting you guys would elaborate a little bit on some of the symbolism: religion vs. science (obvious) and even a feminist message can be explored. I’m thinking about writing an essay about this! Alfonso Cuaron is a genius!

    Speaking of which. Kofi, did you see Contact?

    P.S. I am the captain now!

  26. Thank you for mentioning the raft! And thanks for destroying my only hope for this show by saying the end cap scene in episode 3 may not play out in the future.

    I’ll wait it out until Anthony gives us the all clear.